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Microsoft wants to help business customers with user data from Edge and Bing

Microsoft wants to help business customers with user data from Edge and Bing

Microsoft is evaluating how data it gathers about people who use Bing and its Edge browser could improve its suite of business applications, including its customer relationship management, marketing,
AeroMobil unveils new concept for flying car that can take off vertically and drive on roads

AeroMobil unveils new concept for flying car that can take off vertically and drive on roads

Slovakia-based AeroMobil plans to expand its lineup of flying cars to include an electric version that allows for vertical takeoffs and can also drive around cities on roads. The AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL
WhatsApp cofounder: It’s time to delete Facebook

WhatsApp cofounder: It’s time to delete Facebook

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton said today that people should get rid of their Facebook accounts. WhatsApp, a chat app with 1.5 billion monthly active users, was acquired by Facebook in February 2014
Callisto to launch sexual harassment tracking for tech startup founders

Callisto to launch sexual harassment tracking for tech startup founders

Callisto today announced plans to launch a platform that lets tech startup founders report incidents of sexual harassment. This is Callisto’s first effort to extend its platform for reporting unwanted
Affectiva launches emotion tracking AI for drivers in autonomous vehicles

Affectiva launches emotion tracking AI for drivers in autonomous vehicles

Affectiva today announced the launch of its Automotive AI service that lets creators of autonomous vehicles and other transportation systems track users’ emotional response. The Automotive offering is
Uber’s merger with Grab in Southeast Asia lets it focus on core markets elsewhere

Uber’s merger with Grab in Southeast Asia lets it focus on core markets elsewhere

Uber’s great global consolidation exercise continues today with the news that the ride-hailing giant is merging its Southeast Asian operations with local etaxi rival Grab. This news had been rumored
Post-IPO Dropbox must overcome big challenges before it turns a profit

Post-IPO Dropbox must overcome big challenges before it turns a profit

The long-awaited Dropbox IPO brought a mix of cheers and sighs of relief echoing across a badly battered Silicon Valley desperate for a shiny nugget of good news. Dropbox went public at $21 per share,
Facebook expands its local news prioritization efforts globally

Facebook expands its local news prioritization efforts globally

As Facebook continues to fight the fallout from the data harvesting exploits of Cambridge Analytica, the social network giant is getting back to basics today with the global expansion of an algorithm
Apple reportedly launching video service around March 2019

Apple reportedly launching video service around March 2019

Apple aims to launch its streaming video service as soon as March of next year, or roughly around the summer of 2019, the New York Times reports today. Run by a team formerly from Sony’s TV division,
Mark Zuckerberg rejects U.K. request to answer questions about Facebook’s data privacy

Mark Zuckerberg rejects U.K. request to answer questions about Facebook’s data privacy

Mark Zuckerberg has ignored calls to appear before a U.K. Parliament Committee for questioning over the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. The Facebook cofounder and CEO will instead send
Huawei introduces flagship P20 and P20 Pro to advance its global handset ambitions

Huawei introduces flagship P20 and P20 Pro to advance its global handset ambitions

Chinese mobile giant Huawei unveiled its new flagship phones today at a splashy ceremony in Paris, as the company moves aggressively to raise its profile outside its home territory. Like nearly all
KPMG: U.S. still leads in tech, but rivals aren’t far behind

KPMG: U.S. still leads in tech, but rivals aren’t far behind

The U.S. is still a tech innovation hub, but other regions are on the rise, according to KPMG’s annual survey of tech leaders. Silicon Valley and San Francisco are together viewed as the top hub, but
Google is giving machines voices that sound more human

Google is giving machines voices that sound more human

Google researchers have found ways to make machine-generated speech sound more natural to humans, members of Google’s Brain and Machine Perception teams said today in a blog post that included samples
Tesla faces mounting concerns that it’s finally going to hit a financial wall in 2018

Tesla faces mounting concerns that it’s finally going to hit a financial wall in 2018

Since Tesla was founded more than 14 years ago, the electric car company has run a nonstop gauntlet of doubters who believe its audacious plans are overblown hype. As Tesla rolled out new versions of
ProtonMail expands encrypted contacts to its privacy-focused mobile email app

ProtonMail expands encrypted contacts to its privacy-focused mobile email app

Encrypted email provider ProtonMail has expanded its encrypted contacts feature to its mobile app on Android and iOS. The Swiss company first introduced encrypted contacts to its web-based app last
French government’s new AI strategy gets a boost from DeepMind, Samsung, and Fujitsu

French government’s new AI strategy gets a boost from DeepMind, Samsung, and Fujitsu

The French government unveiled a new strategic initiative today that seeks to make the country a world leader in artificial intelligence without compromising its notions of privacy and security. The
Alexa Voice Service now generally available for device makers in Japan

Alexa Voice Service now generally available for device makers in Japan

Amazon today made its Alexa Voice Service generally available for hardware device makers in Japan who want to put Alexa inside products. The Alexa Voice Service was made available for prototyping last
Uber’s next battleground: Latin America

Uber’s next battleground: Latin America

ANALYSIS: Another chapter in Uber’s global ambitions closed this week with the news that the ride-hailing giant was folding its Southeast Asia business into Grab, retaining a 27.5 percent stake in the
Huawei tries to send message to U.S. consumers with P20 launch: Look what you’re missing!

Huawei tries to send message to U.S. consumers with P20 launch: Look what you’re missing!

ANALYSIS: Standing in the picturesque Grand Palais in Paris, Huawei’s Richard Yu didn’t seem like a man worried about the storm of controversy his company is facing in the U.S. The CEO of the Chinese
Facebook VP’s memo suggests relentless growth is good, even if it gives a platform to terrorists or bullies

Facebook VP’s memo suggests relentless growth is good, even if it gives a platform to terrorists or bullies

In a never-before-seen internal memo from 2016 titled “The Ugly,” published today by BuzzFeed News, Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth advocated that the social media giant be relentless about growth, even